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Dr. Sarah Bowman

Dr. Sarah Bowman

Do you feel like you've learned a lot about the Civil War? But have you ever thought about what happened after the war ended? What did freedom mean for the former slaves in the South? How did North and South struggle over the terms of reunion? The years after 1865 were so contentious (and violent!) that many have called this era of Reconstruction a "second Civil War." Learn why in Dr. Bowman's Reconstruction course.



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Hallock Lecture- 23 October, 2018 at 7:30PM
Cunningham Center Blanchard Hall A - Free & Open to the Public.  
MG (ret) Patricia A. Frost , selected in 2016 as the first Director of Cyber, Electronic Warfare and Information Operations for the Department of the Army, will present "From the trenches to the desktop—Warfare in the 21st Century" as part of Columbus State University's Hallock Lecture Series.   Convocation credit is available.

Research-in-Progress Seminar - 26 October, 2018 at 5:00PM
Foundation Properties Board Room, 3rd Floor, One Arsenal Place
Please join us for two research presentations this month: one by MA History student Jesse Chariton on Lutheran Church desegregation in Columbus,  and one by faculty member Dr. Bryan Banks on his recent research concerning early modern French history. All are welcome, and convocation credit will be given.

"1968" Film Series, "Rosemary's Baby" - 29 October, 2018 at 6:30PM
Room 114, Yancey Center at One Arsenal Place - Open to CSU students, faculty, and staff ONLY
A young couple moves in to an apartment only to be surrounded by peculiar neighbors and occurrences. When the wife becomes mysteriously pregnant, paranoia over the safety of her unborn child begins to control her life. Convocation credit is available.

"1968" Film Series, "2001: A Space Odyssey" - 5 November, 2018 at 6:30PM
Room 114, Yancey Center at One Arsenal Place - Open to CSU students, faculty, and staff ONLY
A space opera spanning the dawn of man to humanity reaching the stars, 2001 tells the story of the Black Monolith, humanity's evolution, and the rise of A.I.'s ultimate supercomputer HAL 9000. Convocation credit is available.

Alumni Spotlight

Alumni Ryan Willoughby

Ryan Willoughby ‘08

“The department prepared me in more ways than I can actively remember. The most notable ways it prepared me was in requiring me to hone my public speaking skills, to learn how to thoroughly research topics, and to share what I learned in a clear and consistent manner.”

Now, Ryan is the Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity in Georgia

“I work for the 65 Habitat for Humanity affiliates that operate in the state of Georgia and who serve approximately 300+ families each year with affordable housing solutions.  I am responsible for fundraising, training, advocating, and providing disaster preparedness for those affiliates.  At any given time, I am arranging multiple training events, administering a few grants, and engaging in advocacy efforts on a state and national level on behalf of Habitat’s mission.”